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Russian military leaders have expressed concern about US plans
for a national missile defense system. Will defense technology be
limited by possibilities for a strategic imbalance? Is this just SDI
all over again?
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- 08:52pm Jul 31, 2001 EST (#7674
rshowlater wrote ( rshowalter
7/31/01 8:20pm ): But it is doing so by uniting the rest of
the world in distrust for the United States, in fear of the United
States, and is dissipating, to a degree that no one would have
guessed a few months ago, the prestige of the US government, and the
US military, world wide.
I think that's another flakey conclusion, Robert. Firstly,
nobody's really pissed-off except the far-left liberals who can't
stand the revelation that their world view has been so wrong for so
long. They just can't believe that the world can go on without
Secondly, neither the US nor Russia is losing any prestige at all
with anyone besides those off-the-scope lefties. Those folks have
never held the US in high regard anyway; so, no great loss. The US
and Russia are just busting the emotional status quo bubbles
that have provided bouyancy to the far-left for so long. That the
far-left emperor has no clothes can't help but embarass his
dedicated tailors. :-)
- 08:55pm Jul 31, 2001 EST (#7675
I'm middle-right in most things, myself.
Being for right answers is a conservative position.
- 09:06pm Jul 31, 2001 EST (#7676
Is it! My take would be that 'conservatives' are just slow to
latch-on to new truths.
(I'm just awkening from Emu Dreaming -
SciPoetry -wondering about potentially new truths re Emu oil )
- 09:09pm Jul 31, 2001 EST (#7677
the gulf between law and science as disciplines is so vast that
it can never fully be bridged http://www.ahcpr.gov/clinic/jhppl/mello.htm
- 09:13pm Jul 31, 2001 EST (#7678
Being against the wastage of money is also a conservative
- 09:19pm Jul 31, 2001 EST (#7679
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- 09:26pm Jul 31, 2001 EST (#7680
7/31/01 9:13pm Probably hard to actually waste money -Keynsian
'multiplier effects' - perhaps it's using it without effect -
'opportunity cost' - as per lost opportunities as to what might have
An investment of $5 per head of USA population would lift
selected areas of the third world up by the bootstraps and bring
them into the modern economy - more trading partners - increased
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